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UNICEF: Toilet-pupil ratio in Katsina primary public schools 1:161

UNICEF: Toilet-pupil ratio in Katsina primary public schools 1:161

During the state’s Annual School Census for 2015/2016 in Katsina, The UNICEF Kastsina State Education Specialist, Mr. Muntaka Mukhtar disclosed that the toilet-pupil ratio in Katsina public primary schools is “one toilet per 161 pupils” , I.e (1:161) on the average.

Mukhtar disclosed that
the primary schools enrollment in the state is 1,549,157 sharing a total of 9,631 toilets across the 34 local government areas of the state.
He said that Bakori Local Government Area had the highest number of primary schools with 476 toilets being used by 76,587 pupils.
He said Baure Local Government Area had the least with 46,172 pupils sharing 144 toilets in the primary schools.,549,157 sharing a total of 9,631 toilets across the 34 local government areas of the state.

Mukhtar also revealed that only 36 per cent of the schools had source of water, while the remaining 64 per cent had none at all.
He further said that 696 primary schools had no health facility, which represents only 31 per cent of those who did not have.
According to him, 36 per cent of the schools were without good black boards, 34 per cent held classes outside and 61 per cent had insufficient seats.
He pointed out that UNICEF was ready to provide 500 water and sanitation facilities in primary schools in the state in 2017.
He also said that would assist to improve both personal and environmental hygiene in the schools which would also assist to prevent outbreak of diseases.
The Annual School Census (ASC) is conducted to generate accurate and reliable data for education planning purposes. UNICEF provides both technical and financial support to conduct the census.

Source: Vanguard news

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